Because the stars strike sparks, “Theory” lumbers under its over obvious journey metaphor.

Because the stars strike sparks, “Theory” lumbers under its over obvious journey metaphor.

Kenneth Branagh and Helena Bonham Carter are this type of movie that is strikingly attractive endowed with such a good amount of wit, talent and beauty that it is nearly amusing to see them playing a couple of scruffy outcasts in love in “The Theory of Flight.”

Amusing, yet not always offputting. The film by which Carter plays a lady with Lou Gehrig’s condition and Branagh plays her attendant that is dysfunctional may such as for instance a sympathy getting actors’ stunt. But it is a really work of love for the co movie movie movie stars: a budget that is low chancy task they clearly desired to do for along with one another.

Which makes it an appealing “couple” film, when you look at the method in which specific Spencer Tracy Katharine Hepburn or Paul Newman Joanne Woodward movies are. (and sometimes even like some branagh that is old Thompson movies.) The celebrity chemistry and interplay lift the movie greater than it probably deserves. The movie stars, together, allow it to be well well worth watching.

In this oddball relationship, Branagh is Richard, a shaggy and eccentric painter having a averagely psychopathic streak as well as an obsession with old airplanes. Carter is Jane, a foul mouthed virgin that has a motoneuron infection (commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s condition or ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), wears “Lucky Strike” jackets and wishes desperately become deflowered before her sadly death that is imminent. Rough on top, sweet underneath, those two hook up together as he’s forced doing community solution for their misdeeds and hired become her attendant. Continue reading